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God's Marshall Plan

American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

James D. Strasburg

God's Marshall Plan

God's Marshall Plan

American Protestants and the Struggle for the Soul of Europe

God's Marshall Plan

 

God's Marshall Plan tells the story of the American Protestants who sought to transform Germany into a new democratic and Christian nation at the heart of twentieth-century Europe. James D. Strasburg follows the American pastors, preachers, diplomats, and spies who crossed the Atlantic in an attempt to make Germany into the European cornerstone of America's global spiritual empire—and instead remade American Protestantism itself.


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Beschrijving God's Marshall Plan

God's Marshall Plan tells the story of the American Protestants who sought to transform Germany into a new Christian and democratic nation in the heart of twentieth-century Europe. James D. Strasburg follows the American pastors, revivalists, diplomats, and spies who crossed the Atlantic in an era of world war, responded to the rise of totalitarian dictators, and began to identify Europe as a continent in need of saving. He examines their far-reaching
campaigns to make Germany into the European cornerstone of a new American-led global spiritual order.

Gods Marshall Plan illuminates the dramatic ramifications of these efforts by showing how the mission to remake Germany in Americas image actually remade American Protestantism itself. American Protestants realized they had come to dramatically different conclusions about how to rebuild the West out of the ruins of war. European Protestants, meanwhile, began to sharply protest Americas spiritual advance. Forsaking their wartime nationalism, a growing number of ecumenical Protestants
championed a new ethic of global fellowship, reconciliation, and justice. However, a fresh wave of evangelical Protestants emerged and ensured that the religious struggle would continue into the Cold War. Strasburg argues that the spiritual struggle for Europe ultimately forged two competing visions of global
engagement — Christian nationalism and Christian globalism — that transformed the United States, diplomacy, and politics in the Cold War and beyond.


ISBN
9780197516447
Pagina's
304
Verschenen
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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